General Support



If something’s troubling you, contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 116 123 (free)

Phone: 01224 574488



Breathing Space

Confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety.

Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (free)


Opening hours:

Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am

Weekend: Friday 6 pm-Monday 6am


NHS 24

Scotland’s out of hours medical online and telephone service. Call us if you are ill and it can't wait until your regular NHS service reopens.

Phone: 111 (free)



Living Life

A free phone service for anyone aged 16 and over experiencing low mood, mild/moderate depression and/or anxiety.

Phone: 0800 328 9655 (free)

Website: click here

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 1pm-9pm


National Debtline

Confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.

Phone: 0808 808 4000 (free)

Website: click here


Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems.

We are a voice for our clients and consumers on the issues that matter to them.

We value diversity, champion equality and challenge discrimination.

We're here for everyone.

Phone: 0808 800 9060

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm - Saturday 10 to 2pm


Living Life to the full

Online resource produced by Dr Chris Williams. Provides a course for producing new life skills using CBT. Also includes a forum, live chat and tools for monitoring mood.




RGU Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Provides advice to students on a variety of topics including bereavement and relationship difficulties.

Phone: 01224 262120


Website: click here


Aberdeen University Students Association - Student Advice Centre

Provides support to students on Academic Advice, Accommodation, Money Advice, Employability and Welfare Services.

Phone: 01224 274200




Aberdeen Students’ Nightline

A listening service for students, supporting you 8pm till 8am.

Phone: 01224 272829

e-listening service:


The Spark

Provides the support you need – whatever your relationship, whenever you need it and wherever you are in Scotland.

Phone: 0141 2227 999 (Counselling appointments)

Phone: 0808 802 2088 (Relationship helpline) (free)



LGBT Helpline Scotland

Provides information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. Will discuss and support discussion on sexuality or gender identity.

Phone: 0300 123 2523 (free)

Open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 12pm and 9pm



Broken Rainbow UK

Offers advice, support and referral services to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence.

Phone: 0300 999 5428 (free)



Self Help Workbooks

Provides 10 workbooks, that you can access on-line or print off, these include Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression and Low Mood, Health Anxiety, Panic and Sleeping Problems



Penumbra Self Harm Service

The Aberdeen Self Harm Service was opened in 2004 to provide a recovery focused, non-judgemental and user led support service to people who self-harm in Aberdeen City. We also explore the needs of family, carers and professionals in contact with young people who self harm.

Phone: 01224 621266





Aberdeenshire Adult and Young Carer Services

Supports adults, young carers and children under 18yrs.

Tel : 01467538700

Email :



K4K (Kinship 4 Kids) Fraserburgh

A peer support group where kinship carers discuss issues affecting their lives and get support from other group members. The group is delivered in Fraserburgh but open to people from any location.

Phone: 01346 513834



The Heart of Kinship Peterhead

The group offers a safe environment to exchange experiences, discuss issues and get support from other members.

Weekly meetings take place on a Tuesday in Peterhead Community Centre but are open to people from any area.

Phone: 07708 666001




Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

Amina MWRC works to remove the barriers that prevent Muslim women from accessing services and participating in society.

Phone: 0808 801 0301 Helpline (free)

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Imam on Helpline: Monday 10am-12pm

Alima on Helpline: Friday 10.30am-1.30pm


Note:  English, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla and Swahili spoken and online.


Karma Nirvana

Provides support for victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse.  The dedicated helpline is not only for victims but also for professionals in need of guidance.

Telephone: 0800 599 9247 (free)




We offer counselling and mediation to everyone; from children to grandparents, and can support you or your family in times of stress, change and conflict.

Phone: 01779490790



North-East Scotland College

Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems.We are a voice for our clients and consumers on the issues that matter to them.

We value diversity, champion equality and challenge discrimination. We're here for everyone.



The Silver Line

Offering free information, friendship and advice to older people.

Silver Line is the UK’s only free, confidential 24-hour helpline for older people and is available every day and night of the year.

Phone: 0800 470 80 90